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 MCS Library Mission Statement
The library media program is a collaborative effort that is fully integrated into the school's curriculum and is central to the learning process. It ensures that the entire educational community effectively uses ideas and information, enabling each to be full, productive, and independent members of an educated society 

Information Literacy

Information Literacy is at the core of the Modesto City Schools K-6 Library Program. Library media teachers work with teachers to prepare our students to meet their information needs and become life-long learners. For more about the lessons taught by the Library Media Teachers in the Modesto City Schools District, see our Library Lessons website. Here are a few Internet links relating to Information Literacy.

Modesto City Schools
"Straight A
" Information Literacy Model



AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner


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Information Seeking Behavior: A Critical Thinking and Information Literacy Process Model with Instructional Tools from Baltimore (Md.) County Public Schools

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KidsConnect Research Toolbox from the American Association of School Librarians







Kentucky's Virtual Library has one of the coolest Information Literacy Websites on the Internet. How can you resist taking off on the Research Rocket? Kids will love learning to research with these tools.

Standards and Guidelines for Strong School Libraries is available online from the California School Library Association. Modesto City Schools District had a large role in the publication of this document.